Kaito KA1102 AM/FM/SW with SSB
Perhaps the biggest bang for your buck in shortwave receivers is this radio, the KA1102. Numerous reviews state that the KA1102 is the best value in a shortwave portable receiver.
RadioLabs has never seen a lower cost radio on the market that includes single sideband as well as Dual Conversion. Dual conversion is a feature usually only found on more expensive portable receivers. This provides the listener with better selectivity when listening to the congested AM and SW broadcast bands. The Kaito even comes with rechargable Ni-MH batteries and an AC adapter/charger that automatically charges the batteries when plugged in.
If you like memories, there are 190 of them in a unique page feature. There is also a 4 LED signal strength meter and a beautiful BLUE backlit LCD display. If you are a beginner to shortwave or looking for a long term travel companion, this new radio from Kaito is the perfect choice.